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Belmont University School of Nursing

Belmont University School of Nursing located in Nashville, TN offers Master's and Bachelor's level nursing programs.

Programs Offered: BSN / Bachelor of Science in nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Accelerated BSN

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Overview

Whether taking your first step into the nursing profession or building on what you have already achieved as a practicing nurse, Belmont University can help you advance your career, not only with a higher degree but to a higher degree as well. For more than 40 years, the School of Nursing has been perfecting an educational model that challenges and supports graduates to be exceptional healthcare providers. Our students are educated in a caring Christian community with an emphasis on a compassionate approach to nursing. Belmont nurses are known for the highest quality of care, a standard modeled by professors every day, both inside and outside the classroom. Student learning is enhanced through state-of-the-art simulation, allowing treatment techniques to be practiced again and again prior to caring for live patients. Clinical skills are refined through extensive practice experiences in world-class hospitals and community clinics, including mission opportunities down the street and around the world. Evidence of the high caliber education you will receive at Belmont is initially demonstrated by our graduates who, as a whole, significantly exceed national licensure and certification measures in the nursing profession. If advancement to a higher degree is where you would like to take your nursing career, we encourage you to consider the specific program at Belmont University School of Nursing that will help you get there.

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Nursing Programs Offered

  • BSN / Bachelor of Science in nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Accelerated BSN

Specializations Offered

  • Nurse Practitioner

Enrollment

Total Nursing School Enrollment 12
Student Body Breakdown 92% Female, 8% Male
Percent Part-time 75.0%

Admission Information

Undergraduate Admission Applicants are required to meet the following criteria to be considered for admission into the School of Nursing: 3.0 Cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), 3.0 Prerequisite GPA (on a 4.0 scale), 22 ACT composite score or 1050 SAT composite score. Applicants who meet this criteria are eligible for consideration, but acceptance is not guaranteed. Students with a previous Bachelor's degree or a RN license are exempt from submitting ACT/SAT scores. Admission requirements for Accerated Second Degree applicants are outlined on the program page at http://www.belmont.edu/nursing/programs/acceleratedbsn.html. International students, resident aliens, or permanent residents should refer to Belmont University's International Education website for information regarding application requirements including TOEFL scores, transcripts, and evaluation of college level course work from foreign institutions. The School of Nursing has rolling admissions for transfer and freshman applicants, but deadlines do exist for the Accelerated Second Degree Program.

Degrees Awarded

Students preparing to be licensed as registered nurses (RN) are offered several entry points to the BSN: - as traditional freshmen who complete a year and a half of prerequisites before starting clinical coursework in nursing (admitted to the nursing program at the time of admission to the university), - as second degree students who can complete the BSN in 16 months, - as registered nurses who can pursue their degree in our hybrid (on-campus & online) RN-to-BSN program, and - as transfer students. Students seeking opportunity as advanced practice nurse practitioners are offered several options at the graduate level: - Doctor of Nursing Practice for students who have previously earned their advanced certification with an MSN, - Doctor of Nursing Practice for BSN-prepared nurses who seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, - Master of Science in Nursing for BSN-prepared nurses who seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, - Post-Master's option for MSN-prepared nurse practitioners who seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Program Accreditations

Accredited by: Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education
Initial Accreditation Date: September 2001
Most Recent Accreditation: April 2007
Accreditation Valid Until: December 2017
Website: http://www.ccnecommunity.org/
Accredited by: Commission On Collegiate Nursing Education
Initial Accreditation Date: September 2001
Most Recent Accreditation: April 2007
Accreditation Valid Until: December 2017
Website: http://www.ccnecommunity.org/
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